Press Release

One Tam nationally recognized for Community Engagement Program

San Francisco, CA – One Tam received the Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) 2015 Partnership Award for Outstanding Public Engagement in a ceremony held Thursday, February 19th in Atlanta, GA at the APPL Convention and Trade Show.

The Outstanding Public Engagement Award recognizes exemplary products, displays, programs or services created in partnership by a nonprofit organization and a public land that advance meaningful and sustainable connections between individuals and America’s public lands.

“Dynamic, effective partnerships are absolutely essential to the preservation of America’s most treasured public lands and the enhancement of their visitors’ experiences,” stated APPL Executive Director Dan Puskar. “This year’s awardees represent the incredible innovation and impact that is happening throughout our public lands when nonprofit organizations and land management agencies collaborate towards shared goals.”  

One Tam is an initiative of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC), an innovative approach to the stewardship of public lands that combines the resources of the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD), National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin County Parks, and the nonprofit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The Sausalito, California-based firm L Studio provided creative services for the program.

The APPL Partnership Awards celebrate the best in public lands partnerships, recognizing individuals, organizations, publications, products, programs and services that embody leading edge achievements in the preservation of public lands and the enrichment of visitors.  View a list of 2015 award winners.

About APPL

For over 35 years, APPL has served as the national voice for nonprofit public lands partners and has strengthened its membership through education, information sharing and representation. Its membership is comprised of nonprofit organizations whose missions embrace a vibrant future for the nation’s natural and cultural heritage. Whether through educational programs, interpretive products, conservation initiatives, advocacy, youth engagement or philanthropy, APPL’s member organizations contribute over $150 million in critical grants, programs and services. For more information, visit